Traversing the waters and waves that tumble betwixt Harwich and Denmark, DFDS Seaways provides swift passage to a land of wistful beaches, proud architecture, and rich seafaring history. The harbour city of Esbjerg overlooks the jostling grey-blues of the North Sea, and complements its graceful environs with inviting cafes, warm eateries, and a colourful spread of boutiques. Hushed museums and galleries offer an unusual glimpse into Scandinavian art and culture, while the colossal white sculptures of the Men at Sea watch over the city like four blank-eyed sentries.
Make waves with today's Groupon from DFDS Seaways. Choose from the following options:
Two night return mini-cruise from Harwich port
In a two-berth en suite cabin with an afternoon in Esbjerg
- £118 for two (Up to 67% off)
Short hauling in grand style, the MS Dana Sirena houses a regal spread of eateries, shops, and entertainment options throughout its pristine expanse. The aromatic scents of buffet and à la carte cuisine festoon the ship's restaurants, while further refreshment is supplied by a bar aglow with cocktails and sparkling wines. Fresh sea air is in ample supply on the invigorating decks, while each cabin is snugly kitted out with en-suite facilities, towels, and bedding.
For a striking contrast with the amenities of a modern ferry, you can investigate the Old Lightship's rustic interiors, acquiring some hands-on insight into Esbjerg's maritime heritage along the way. The Water Tower's Gothic heights offer panoramic views of the city's cobbled squares with the vast expanse of the ocean for a backdrop. 150 retail outlets can be found along the 600 metre Kongensgade stretch, where some of Southwest Denmark's finest shopping opportunities can be found.
Alternatively, nature-oriented travellers may seek out the beautiful landscapes of the island of Fano just off the Danish coast. Purchase a Scandlines ferry ticket once in Esbjerg and take the short crossing to the island to experience its wildlife and culture.
- Ship departs Harwich at 5.45pm
- One night sailing, arrives at Esbjerg 1pm the following day
- Ship departs Esbjerg at 6.45pm CET
- One night sailing, arriving back at Harwich the following midday
Those with well-travelled taste buds should sniff out some of the fine aquavit for which the Jutland region is famous.